Join the Out of Sight Dragons for Paddles and Pizza
Saturday, February 15
12 pm – 2:30 pm
DC Harbor Patrol Classroom
550 Water Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Learn about the exciting sport of dragon boating and how you can become part of the Out of Sight Dragons while having pizza with friends, old and new.
Who are the Out of Sight Dragons?
A boatload of blind and visually impaired individuals who are enjoying the wet, wild, and wonderful sport of dragon boat racing. Coaches from the DC Dragon Boat Club provide training on weekends during the spring and summer at the Gangplank Marina at the Southwest Waterfront. During the winter, when the boats are in dry dock, skills, strength, and endurance are built at the YMCA’s indoor swimming pool. The rest of the year is spend on the Potomac River. If you want to have fun, spend time in the great outdoors, and get good exercise, be part of a team sport, and have a chance to win a race.
What is Dragon Boating?
It’s wet, it’s wild, it’s the best workout you’ve ever had. The world’s fastest growing water sport is also the most exciting. Picture a boat, something like a very large canoe, with 20 paddlers, a drummer, and a person in charge of steering, paddling to cross teh finish line faster than their competition. It is a team sport in its purest form that encompasses the elements of power, speed, synchronization, and endurance. The popularity of dragon boating has been due in large part to the sport’s ability to accomodate a wide spectrum of skill levels ranging from novice to competitive.
All are welcome! The Out of Sight Dragons accept paddlers ages 16 and up of any or no athletic ability. Knowing how to swim is not necessary as all paddlers are required to wear life preservers and there is a water safety briefing with officers from the Harbor Patrol.
To RSVP, for more information, or to request help getting from the Waterfront Metro Station, please call Out of Sight Dragons president Sarah Presley at 202-246-6506 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.